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TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Dual Band Wireless N600 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2

  • Selective 300Mbps on 2.4GHz or 5GHz
  • Two Adjustable Antennas
  • Advanced Security-WPA / WPA2
  • Plug & Play for Windows 8
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jimmy M.
  • 3/30/2015 6:58:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLinux Compatible

Pros: I was able to install this on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine and it immediately picked up the card and I was able to connect to local wifi networks.

Cons: None

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  • Jeffrey R.
  • 3/30/2015 5:31:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product Great Price

Pros: Does well what is advertised, decent price but got it on a deal so it was a great price

Cons: none

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card

Pros: My favorite thing about this card is how sturdy it is. That may sound odd but many products I use just seem flimsy or cheap. The brackets are nice and solid and even the screws are thick and don't strip out when changing between the normal and low-profile bracket.

I always find it hard to review products like this. There are just so many and it has a single purpose; to connect your computer to a wireless signal. This card does it and seems to do it very well. I was not able to lose signal anywhere in my home. My router is in my finished attic and I was able to maintain signal even in the basement. This product was not able to connect from the garage, but to this day I have not found a router nor a network interface device that has been able to connect to my network from my garage, so it is no worse than any other product I have used so far. (My garage is on the opposite end of the house and downstairs from where my wireless router is.)

Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz work flawlessly. Again, there is not much detail required for this type of product (it either works or it doesn't). This is the first card I've ever used that is able to connect to a 5GHz signal which is exciting as I only recently got a router that uses both 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously and automatically assigns connections based on a device's connection ability (priority given to 5GHz).

Cons: None. I honestly could not find any flaws with this item.

Other Thoughts: This device isn't as easy to install as a USB dongle, obviously, but if you are purchasing an item like this you already know that you are going to be cracking open that computer case and dealing with plugging something into your motherboard. I can't think of any advice other than "put the antennas on last". Yes, I learned that by experience. Give me a break...I was young.

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  • Juan R.
  • 3/25/2015 5:42:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTp-Link Wireless Adapter

Pros: Cheap, worked from the get go with no issues. Fast and easy to install.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: My build; Average user, light gaming, around $800
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor, $229
MOBO: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, $104
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory, $52
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, $49
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case, $29
Video Card: Integrated for now
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply, $99
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer, $14
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit), $89
Monitor: Sceptre E225W-1920 60Hz 22.0" Monitor, $99
Keyboard: Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard, $29
Mouse: Orange MOUC111NB, 2400 DPI Ergonomic High Precision LED Gaming Mouse, $16

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  • Elias M.
  • 1/27/2015 2:11:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAfter 1 year, piece of junk

Pros: None

Cons: Drops connection

Other Thoughts: I've had this card (TL-WDN3800) for a little over a year now, connecting to an Asus RT-N56U. It used to work flawlessly but suddenly has begun dropping the connection - a lot. Sometimes several times within an hour, and for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

To test whether the card was at fault, or my router, I disabled the card on my PC and used a different card, connected to the same network, and at the same place the TP-link was. The new card has performed without a problem for over a month, whereas as soon as I tried the TP-link again, I started having the same problems.

So, to summarize, after a year of operation this card is dropping the connection all the time, whereas another wireless device, sitting at the same location, has been operating without a problem. Conclusion: the TP-link TL-WDN3800 is a piece of junk.

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  • William M.
  • 12/31/2014 3:47:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Seems to work well. I got 2 bars on the second story of my fathers house. His wireless N900 router is in the basement. I suspect I'll get 5 bars when I hook this up at my house.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Carl C.
  • 12/10/2014 7:50:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked

Pros: As long as you are basically familiar on how to avoid killing your PC this card is really easy to install.
Small
works well

Cons: None with the product i purchased, and recieved.

Other Thoughts: I needed this card at the time to upset my mother in law. So in that respect it worked out great. I later used this card for completely nefarious deeds ranging from playing computer games to looking for jobs. So if you need this for these nefarious deeds (as defined by my mother in law) then this is an excellent choice. Approved for people downtrodden by in laws and the like.

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  • Glen G.
  • 8/28/2014 9:29:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSuper Easy Install but disappointing 5ghz

Pros: It was extremely easy to install in a Windows 7 Professional computer without a single problem. Performance is a little disappointing. It is slower than the USB adapter I had been using but, this was installed because the company IT man insisted internal adapters are more secure. This gets only 4 out 5 bars on the 2.4 ghz whereas the USB adapter had five bars and slightly slower throughput than the 5 ghz USB adapter. The 2.4 ghz mode is very stable with no dropped signals. The price was is unbeatable and Newegg service was outstanding as always.

Cons: The 5 ghz mode only had between 2 & 3 bars and throughput was about a third of what the other mode was...finally running so slow and with such a bad connection it dropped the signal. The USB adapter that I formerly used had 4 bars with 5gz and speed that was almost as fast as the 2.4 mode on this card.

Other Thoughts: The card was the best price I had seen anywhere for similar features but, the 5 ghz mode is unusable. It perplexes me how a USB drive with no antenna works so much better than this card with antenna. It does what I need it to do thanks to the 2.4ghz mode so I will keep the card but, if you are looking for a good 5ghz card this is not it. I find it ironic that 5ghz is being touted as superior performance over a less crowded frequency when I have experienced just the opposite.

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  • Anson M.
  • 8/22/2014 6:10:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works.

Pros: It works perfectly with my GNU/Linux system.

Cons: Slightly weaker signal reception than anticipated, although that is likely because of how the router is situated, not because of the card.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 8/14/2014 9:45:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Product

Pros: None, a DOA adapter would have better performance...

Cons: not DOA, the return process would possibly be easier if it was. Terrible support, cant understand anything she was saying, tried to call again to get someone else but she answered again... 5ghz refuses to work, even though I have Rosewill N600 that uses 5ghz fine. Cant even connect to a computer on my local network with this card...

Other Thoughts: Never Buying another TP Link product again...

cheap USB Dongle wifi adapter gets 25Mbps DL speed with 2/5 bars connection... This piece of junk cant even pull 200Kbps with 2/5 bars... what a waste of my time and money... now just have to find how to return this and buy another Rosewill adapter.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for your review and we are sorry to see that this device didn't work out too well for you.

We do have local support so you may always request to speak with one of our US representatives.

We have seen many cases where the 5GHz isn't visible as it may be off by default - however if this works fine on your other devices then it is safe to assume that this isn't the problem.

If you feel like the device is defective then we also have an RMA policy to replace it with a brand new one if needed.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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